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Call for end to dolphin 'slaughter'

Scientists in the US have called for an end to the "inhumane" slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

A conference in San Diego has heard that the mammals show such high levels of intelligence that they should be reclassified as "non-human persons".

Pallab Ghosh reports.


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